Freedom and Justice Party Vice President Marinika Tepic has said that the authorities led by Aleksandar Vucic were not calling elections at the level of Belgrade due to "cowardice and awareness that they have already fallen in Belgrade, but no one has told them that."
"All that is left is to make that official in elections, which will happen sooner or later, they will not be able to run from them forever," Tepic said in an interview published in the Aug. 18 issue of daily Nova.
Asked whether a common election ticket that would include all the organizers of the ongoing protests was possible, she replied that she believed that ticket was possible and that she was hoping for "the will and readiness of all colleagues to make it so."
According to her, the Serbia Against Violence protests should stay calm, like they have been so far, because "we cannot fight violence with violence."
"But they will certainly become more agile, more active and more intensive," Tepic said when asked what could be expected when September rolled around.